An impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding snagged efforts to avoid the third shutdown this year.
Senate Republicans want to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement in the lame-duck session of Congress. But they need President Trump to finalize the deal.
Some pro-free trade Republicans delivered searing criticisms of Trump's trade policy on Tuesday, calling his tariffs "incoherent" and describing the farmers' aid parcel as a pair of "gold crutches."
Republicans who spent their Fourth of July in Russia to help Trump in advance of the Helsinki summit distanced themselves from the president's remarks.
Trump defended Jordan en route to a rally in Montana, where he is expected to stump for GOP candidates in the midterm elections.
Sen. Richard Shelby told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that he hoped Trump's meeting with Putin could mark a turning point for relations between the two countries.
Trump has strongly advocated supplying "firearms adept" teachers with guns to deter potential shooters.
With the vote, the GOP leaps closer to its promise of dramatically remaking U.S. tax law.
A flurry of last-minute changes Friday to the Senate Republican tax bill have set the plan on a fast track to passage.
Holdout Sen. Bob Corker says he thinks the GOP can approve it even without his vote.
Sens. Johnson and Daines reach an agreement with the GOP leadership to raise the amount of pass-through income business owners can deduct.
The change appears to be designed to earn support from Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Steve Daines, R-Mont.
A tax bill tool designed to win the support of key GOP senators is finding resistance among others.